I mainly use this computer for my college needs, and in that aspect, it has been a faithful friend to me. I can jump right into a project or surf the web at speeds that are very satisfactory. I also use this computer for gaming, and in that aspect, I have to say that I'm very happy. Many enthusiasts will say that you need at least $600 to build a "budget" gaming computer, but the fact that this computer does play games, and does so well at it, disproves this elitist point of view. My laptop, which has an i5 in it, can only pull out maybe 7 FPS on Skyrim, but this computer can cruise at a comfortable 40 with some settings turned down. Can I play on ultra high settings? No, but I really don't need to right now. I'm happy that this rig does play all games in my library, and I don't care if I can see every pore on the face of my character. The integrated graphics on the APU are more than I expected really. The beauty of this build is that when I do get money, and I do want to upgrade, all I have to do is install some more RAM, buy a GTX 750 Ti graphics card, and then I can play at Ultra settings if I want. Another wonderful thing about this rig is how quiet it is. I do have a complaint about EVGA not giving me the MIR, all because they have confusing guidelines, but their product gives me nothing to complain about. I do like how this APU doesn't seem to get any hotter than 44 degrees, and the venilation of the case might have something to do with that. All in all, I love this computer and I'm really happy that pcpartpicker was here to help me pick out these great products.